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Molecular borromean rings.

Imported: 08 May '16 | Published: 29 May '04

Kelly S KS Chichak, Stuart J SJ Cantrill, Anthony R AR Pease, Sheng-Hsien SH Chiu, Gareth W V GW Cave, Jerry L JL Atwood, J Fraser JF Stoddart

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Abstract: The realization of the Borromean link in a wholly synthetic molecular form is reported. The self-assembly of this link, which is topologically achiral, from 18 components by the template-directed formation of 12 imine and 30 dative bonds, associated with the coordination of three interlocked macrocycles, each tetranucleating and decadentate overall, to a total of six zinc(II) ions, is near quantitative. Three macrocycles... Read More

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